This is a group pick Belle Meade bottling. It is bottled at cask strength and the base is sourced from MGP in Indiana.
Really prominent corn here. Toffee, peanut brittle, loaded with caramel. All sweet, no substantial oak presence here and its also pretty dormant on the pepper / tobacco front. This nose is really reminding me of a well aged Knob Creek Single Barrel store pick, but almost even a hair sweeter.
Thick, rich mouthfeel. For the proof, the heat is mysteriously absent but the viscosity is bonkers. Sweet caramel, kettle corn, faintly funky in that MGP cocoa / oak / tobacco way. Really compliments well. The richness is really surprising.
Long, mild heat but still impressively rich. Lots of caramel, kettle corn and some nice cocoa as well.
Overall, I've generally found that Belle Meade picks are average to good. This was phenomenal. The richness and depth of flavors was really something. It was sweet and savory without being a bitter oak bomb and really jived with me. Digging the name, too.